What our goods are made of
ECONYL® is an alternative to nylon made from waste products.
It is made entirely from ocean and landfill waste, such as industrial plastic, fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies, old carpets and "ghost nets" (lost or abandoned fishing nets).
Normally, nylon has a significantly detrimental environmental impact, by using recycled base materials, ECONYL® drastically reduced the environmental footprint and has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality.
Organic Cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Importantly organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
We use compostable mailers to ship our orders.
They are made from a combination of corn-based biopolymers, that compost in 6 months (180 days) and are certified for both home and commercial compost.
Because our mailers are made out of corn starch and PBAT, a bio-based polymer, they do not leave behind any of the damaging residues that plastics do when they break down. In short, it leaves the earth exactly as you found it!
For disposal, all you need to do is remove any adhesive labels or stickers (unless if they are compostable), then simply place your mailer in the compost and allow nature to do its work!
If you live in an urban area and don't have a home compost, be sure to check with your local governing body on whether or not they accept certified compostable packaging materials at their facility.
Usually if your council provides a food waste collection service, small amounts of compostable packaging can be added to your food waste bin.
We use FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council) and/or recycled paper for all our paper labels, hangtags and packaging.
The FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.